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starts but wont stay running?
Posted 31 March 2007 - 04:28 PM
Posted 31 March 2007 - 04:47 PM
Posted 01 April 2007 - 06:02 PM
Check the vacuum hose connected to the firewall side of the airfilter box. Disconnected? Loose?
Posted 01 April 2007 - 08:52 PM
Check that the PCV system is sealed. This will cause the car to stall out. Have to have the Oil cap on and everything.
Posted 01 April 2007 - 09:03 PM
You might start with checking the hose connection at the MAF. Then pull the airbox cover and check your air filter.
If no joy, let us know.
Posted 01 April 2007 - 11:18 PM
You could try spraying a small amount of starter fluid into the intake when it starts to die and see if that helps keep it going. If it tries to keep running then it seems the pump is being shut down.
Posted 02 April 2007 - 12:50 AM
you said you connected the White connectors, and got some clicking? Don't you mean the green ones?
When you connect the green ones and turn the key on, the fuel pump will cycle on/off with the clicking under the hood. If the pump doesn't cycle, use your test light to check the voltage at the pump. If you have voltage, then it's probably a bad pump. You said you jumped 12v straight to the pump, and it still didn't work then?
Posted 02 April 2007 - 06:08 AM
Posted 02 April 2007 - 06:24 AM
Windex is mostly water, not alcohol. Water bad. Get back in there with some electronic connector cleaner spray. 5 short flashes good, that's normal for your engine type. Solenoid clicking normal. Prime suspect remains MAF.
so I used windex. I figure it should be ok since it's mostly alcohol and not a harsh solvent.The ecu is just giving me 5 short flashes (I assume this is normal) and the fuel pump gets 12v when I turn the key on (Not sure when running) but I don't hear it cycling with either or both connectors plugged in, I just get the solenoids clicking under the hood. Is this normal?
Posted 02 April 2007 - 10:59 AM
Since it appears there are no fault codes that is good. I still recommend you try the starter fluid trick to see if just adding fuel will keep it running.
Another thing to look for is the ground to the fuel pump. There may be voltage getting to the pump but there may be no ground to it. Some models switch the ground to the pump through the ECU. Since you are not hearing the pump turn on with the test connectors tied together I think you have a problem there. Here is a test you can try to make sure the pump is getting connection as it should be. Try cranking the engine briefly and then turn the key to OFF. Then turn the key to the ON or RUN position. Do you hear the pump run briefly then? If so, the pump circuit is ok at least but it doesn't explain why the test connection doesn't appear to be working.
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